The ships of the Crystal Cruises fleet have once again been voted by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler as the best
medium-sized ships in the world. Ultra-luxury Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony were ranked #1 and #2, respectively, in the
magazines eighth annual Best Cruise Ships in the World issue.
Although the medium-sized category includes ships carrying between 500-1,500 passengers, Crystal Serenitys overall score of 94.6 ranked
higher than every other ship with more than 120 passengers. Crystal Symphony ranked second, with an overall score of 93.8.
Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, respectively, earned some of their highest ever scores for Food/Dining (96.4 and 96.3),
Crew/Service (97.2 and 96.3), Facilities/Activities (96.0 and 93.7), Cabins (91.1 for both) and Design/Layout (97.1 and 95.4). Travelers also
appreciated Crystals increasing focus on special-interest, limited availability experiences ashore. Crystals Shore Excursions (89.1 and
87.6) were voted several points ahead of most ships in the survey.
To receive such high praise from the very people who have experienced vacations on our ships makes us very proud,
Cruises president, Gregg L. Michel. This honor acknowledges our staffs devotion to creating the best possible experiences for our
guests, while always upholding the highest standard of excellence.
Condé Nast Traveler asked its subscribers to rate 258 ships on a 100-point scale. A total of 81 ships are reviewed in the February 2008
eighth annual Best Ships issue.
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